Carries out the maintenance of electronics and communications equipment in the Utilities Division of the Department of Public Works; performs related work as required. Organizes and performs the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of complex electronic and communications equipment used in water facilities, treatment plants, pumping stations and metering vaults. The work is performed under the administrative and technical direction of the Equipment Maintenance Superintendent. Position parameters require the exercise of independent judgment in the solution of technical problems with review made on the final results obtained.
Essential Job Functions
Troubleshoots and performs electronics and communications maintenance functions for the Division's water and sewer systems;
Repairs and installs high and low voltage electrical equipment.
Performs the installation of instrumentation and communication systems used in water and sewage pumping stations, water and sewer treatment facilities, and similar equipment in various locations, etc.
Inspects facilities for proper operation of instrumentation and telemetry gear and determines what defects exist and remedial action required;
Investigates space and equipment in existing equipment and possible effects of proposed equipment on the system;
Performs inspections at new facilities to assure that equipment is working properly and in accordance with specifications;
Programs and troubleshoots PLCs (programmable logic controllers) using ladder logic and functional control block programming.
Ensures SCADA systems are functioning properly, including communication links;
Ensures that process controllers and computers are functioning properly and changes control logic parameters where allowable and necessary;
Ensures that electronic equipment and various types of instrumentation functions properly;
Maintains records on testing, calibration, and repairs of instruments and equipment;
Uses industrial test equipment such as amp meters, voltmeters, manometers, oscilloscopes, and specialized test equipment to monitor and calibrate electronic and instrumentation systems;
Prepares record drawings of modifications to existing systems;
Performs related electronic/communication tasks;
Performs maintenance and troubleshoots automated control processors;
Follows proper safety procedures for electronic/instrumentation/communication work.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge's, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge's, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Graduation from high school; preferably completion of two years of college with courses in electronic maintenance theory and practices; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Two years experience at the level of Instrument/Electronics Technician.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.
The work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, and is performed in shop or field settings and outside. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 75 pounds; climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding; bend, kneel, crouch and crawl; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; feel the size, shape and temperature of items; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, to detect odors, and to differentiate all colors.
Employees are subject to call back in emergencies and to work outside in inclement weather.
Employees serve on-call duty on a rotational basis.
Employees may be exposed to raw sewage.
Employees may work in confined space areas.
Employees may climb tanks and towers.
Equipment Maintenance Superintendent